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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

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Works: 3,141 works in 4,297 publications in 1 language and 55,740 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Folklore  Television programs  Software  Music  Film adaptations  Interactive multimedia  Television adaptations 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PZ7, 372.6
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Publications about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Publications by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Most widely held works about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
 
Most widely held works by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Gregory the terrible eater ; Gila monsters meet you at the airport by Mitchell Sharmat( visu )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Gila monsters meet you at the airport, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Host LeVar Burton investigates the Arizona desert to find out what a Gila monster is really like
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Introduces readers to many types of dinosaurs whose skeletons and reconstructions are seen in museums and explains how scientists uncover, preserve, and study fossils. Other segments: The mysteries of dinosaurs: LeVar buries a time capsule and relates this activity to what we find now when we look at dinosaurs from the past ; What makes a dinosaur?: dino-history poem with visuals of present day animals who are related to dinosaurs ; Let's dig up fossils: a visit to the Dinosaur National Monument where dinosaur fossils are dug
The Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book the Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, By Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
The Tortoise & the hare Hill of fire by Janet Stevens( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The tortoise and the hare, by Janet Stevens
Germs make me sick ( visu )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
If you give a mouse a cookie ( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 457 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Discusses chain reactions from a bowling alley, leading into the reading of the main story. Then it's off to a factory where bowling balls are made and a domino expert demonstrates how he designs chain reactons as he sets up a domino art event. Reviews: "This is the key to the kingdom" by Diane Worfolk Allison, "The house that Jack built" illustrated by Jebby Stow, and "Smart dog" by Ralph Leemis
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Viewers learn where insects live, what they're good for, how they grow and more
Stellaluna ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by author Mary Hoffman and illustrator Caroline Binch leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Mummies made in Egypt ( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Corinne Orr reads the featured book by Aliki, Mummies made in Egypt. Host LeVar Burton visits museums to look at mummies and watch research and restoration work being done on mummies in museum collections. Reviewed books include "I can be an archaeologist" by Robert B. Pickering, "Bill and Pete go down the Nile," by Tomie de Paola, and "Visiting the art museum" by Laurence Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Childrens Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
Hill of fire by Thomas P Lewis( visu )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
In a work of fiction, the birth of the Parícutin volcano is presented. Then, while at Volcano National Park in Hawaii, LeVar is only 2,000 feet from a major eruption of Kilauea Volcano. He tells about two kinds of lava and why volcanoes occur. LeVar talks to volcanologists who are studying the prediction of eruptions, and viewers learn what is inside our earth that causes volcanoes. LeVar also visits an artist--Chiu Leong--who creates raku pottery
Paul Bunyan ( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan, by Steven Kellogg. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Discusses surprises and disguises and presents a reading of the book, Miss Nelson is back, by Harry Allard and James Marshall
How to make an apple pie and see the world ( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
LeVar Burton is put in the kitchen where he gets some fun cooking tips from chef Curtis Aikens, and uses science to unravel some of the unknown tricks and reasons behind everyday cooking. The reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for an apple pie
The legend of the Indian paintbrush by Tomie DePaola( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to the earth
A Chair for my mother ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book A chair for my mother, by Vera Williams. Host LeVar Burton carries through the story line about members of a family who team up and work together to rebuild their lives after a tragic fire, as he and his friends create a song and dance number called Teamwork
Rechenka's eggs ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Natural and crafted eggs are the subject of this program hosted by LeVar Burton. The Russian story of "Rechenka's eggs" by Patricia Polacco is read, the viewer visits the author, who decorates an egg using the Ukranian art of pysanky. Also included is an experiment to show the strength of an egg and students watch many animals hatch from eggs. Three other books are introduced, including "The talking eggs" by Robert D. San Souci, "Stefan & Olga" by Betsy Day, and "I made it myself" by Sabine Lohf
Follow the drinking gourd ( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Follow the drinking gourd" by Jeanette Winter about the Underground Railroad that helped lead slaves to freedom. Host LeVar Burton introduces viewers to the history, heroes, stories and music of the African-American culture which emerged from slavery. Additional books reviewed: "Shake it to the one you love the best : play songs and lullabies from the black musical traditions" collected and adapted by Cheryl Warren Mattox ; "A picture book of Harriet Tubman" by David A. Adler ; "Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt" by Deborah Hopkinson
 
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Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
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